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Iberolacerta cyreni (MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1937)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesIberolacerta cyreni castilliana (ARRIBAS 1996)
Iberolacerta cyreni cyreni (MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1937) 
Common NamesCyren’s Rock Lizard 
SynonymLacerta monticola cyreni MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1937
Lacerta cyreni cyreni — ARRIBAS 1996: 50
Iberolacerta (Iberolacerta) cyreni — ARRIBAS 1997
Iberolacerta cyreni — MAYER & ARRIBAS 2003
Iberolacerta cyreni — CROCHET et al. 2004
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) cyreni — CARRANZA et al. 2004
Iberolacerta cyreni cyreni — BISCHOFF 2007
Iberolacerta cyreni — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) cyreni — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Iberolacerta cyreni castilliana (ARRIBAS 1996)
Lacerta cyreni castilliana ARRIBAS 1996: 50
Iberolacerta cyreni castilliana — MAYER & ARRIBAS 2003
Iberolacerta cyreni castilliana — CROCHET et al. 2004
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) cyreni castilliana — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Iberolacerta cyreni castilliana — KWET & TRAPP 2014 
DistributionSpain (Sierra de Gredos, Sierra de Guadarrama)

Type locality: Puerto de Navacerrada, Sierra da Guadarrama, central Spain; Lectotype locality: Entre el Puerto de Cotos y Puerto de Navacerrada, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, España.

castiliana: Spain (Sierra de Gredos, Serrota e Villafranca); Type locality: Laguna Grande, Sierra de Gredos, central Spain  
TypesNeotype: MNCN 39934, male, designed by Óscar Arribas 2010; Holotype originally in ZSM 2329a (lost)
Holotype: IPE (CSIC, given as CA 86071819, collection of author, to be transferred to CSIC), Male, Laguna Grande, Circo de Gredos, Sierra de Gredos. 18-7-1986. O. ARRIBAS & J. GARCU leg.; paratype: NMW [castilliana] 
CommentSpecies status of L. cyreni could not be verified. See also I. monticola.
CROCHET et al. (2004) list Iberolacerta cyreni with 3 subspecies: cyreni, castiliana, and martinezricai, all from C Spain. 
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